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union over the intermediate nuclear forces treaty. they talk about the u.s. health care system and later the house transportation committee hearing on high speed rail. on tomorrow's woo journal, u.s. news and world report business correspondent rick newman on the november jobs report. and a discussion about public health in america with national institute of allergy and infect use disease directer and cbc directer thomas. washington journal begins live each morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >>> chief of staff had to make the plan for the innovation of japan without considering the atomic bomb. it was estimated that the land would cost 700 men with 250,000 -- be at the bko and 500,000 to be named. >>> as harry truman's grandson somebody in the middle. i have to -- i choose to honor both. both the sacrifice and sacrifice of american servicemen fighting their way through the pacific and i have a little girl like? who died as a result of the atomic bombing. it's unimaginable what that must have been like to be close to that to the hype center where that fire ball originated in the bla
the soviet union was then had reached a kind of height. there was a sort of -- of stalinism and stalinism was created throughouthroughou t the 1920s and 30s and then it was reinforced by the experience of the war. by 1945, it was a fully developed system with a clinical theory and an economic theory and a clear ideology. it was exactly at this moment when the red army marched into central europe and began imposing a system on the central european stage. you can see how from scratch, what did the soviets think their system was? what did they think was important to do first and how did they try to. c-span: where did they get the rights to march into eastern europe? >> guest: they were the victors in the war. hitler had invaded germany in 1941 and a font back against the germans and they kept going to berlin. c-span: defines stalinism. >> guest: stalinism was a developed system as i say in it was a system of complete control. the stalinist state believed he could control everything. he could control not only politics and not only economics but it could control social life and it could contro
relations committee in 1979 any travel and he traveled to the former soviet union on multipleo occasions h to gain a betterure understanding of how the united states could secure and dismantle weapons of mass destruction. his experiences led him to champion the landmark legislation that successfully resulted in the deactivation of nuclear t warheads. taking this world a safer place. today that nunn-lugarivated prom has deactivated more than 7500re nuclear o warheads that were one aimed at theit united states, a contribution to which americans never give enough thanks. over 36 years in thised dk institution senators from both sides of the aisle have it considered dick lugar a trusted resource when it comes to foreign-policy and many other important issues. w he has been a consistent resource for those who can seek thoughtful answers in twon difficult political questions. when i first arrived here in 1989 senator lugar and i operated the unique joint office arrangement in indiana sharing office space and staff in our state. many of our colleagues were surprised by this arrangement but dick l
of the special u.s. envoy and african union envoy. the purpose should be clear to present international stakeholders towards a unified policy to address all aspects of this regional crisis. also what did she miss a second letter to be sent to president obama and secretary clinton signed the organizations including africa faith and justice that were, global witness, open society foundations, refugees and among many others. point for special envoys, global leadership to engage constructively in the political process. thank you and a look for today's testimony. >> and the other panelists? >> thank you, mr. chairman. i would like to raise a point. throughout the conflict the mines remain open. minerals, gems, rare earths provides financing for the conflict. it's a motivation for a great deal of it. who's buying this material and what do we know about the chain of dollars in material on an international basis? is there anything we or the u.n. or the african union are doing to choke this off? >> i now introduce or witnessed in the u.s. department of state of state, ambassador johnnie carson s
just say that the year began with the american republican in grave danger. the union armies were struggling to grow virtually overnight from a few thousand men scattered across the continent to more than half a million. inexperienced officers thrust in to command of the volunteers were stymied by the sheer size of the break away confederate state of america which covered a space larger than the entire european territory conquered by napoleon. lincoln's closest adviser was secretary of state william henry sue ward. he said that even smart people failed to see the difficulty of the union's task. they didn't apprehend the vast extent of the rebellion, as he put it. military operations to be successful, must be on a scale hithered to practically unknown in the art of war. >>> the second year of the civil war. a strained federal government and weak union forces. devastate on 1862 on "rise to greatness." part of four days of booktv this weekend and through christmas day on c-span2. >>> you're watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs weekdays featuring live coverage of the u.s.
to create a more perfect union. to create the beloved community, the community at peace with itself. now, you heard david tell you that it did get arrested a few times and young people, young children, then say, how can you be in a congress? who got arrested? you violated the laws. and i said, they were proud laws. their customs, they were tradition and we wanted america to be better. we wanted america to live it to the declaration of independence, live up to or create them make real our democracy. take it off of people and make it real. so when i got arrested the first time, i felt free. i felt liberated and today more than ever before, i feel free and liberated. you know, abraham lincoln 150 years ago freed the slaves. but it took the modern-day civil rights movement to free and liberate a nation. [applause] now i know some of you are asking, where did you get the name "across that bridge"? where did you get the title from? life lessons and a vision for change. take a few short years ago that this is an election year. hundreds of dozens of million people from virginia to texas. could n
union, by the u.n., e.u., united states and others, these problems can be dealt with. not going to be easy, but there's a recognition that there are in fact solutions to many of these problems, as hard as they may be. some are characterized this as the african century with fast economic growth in many places, changing dynamics across the continent. i tend to think of africa as, again, place of great opportunity and a great place for us to continue to make a difference. in my travels about i've learned a number of african probable verbs, one of which i think is particularly relevant. and it says, simply, if you want to go fast, go along. if you want to go far, go together. and we at u.s. africa command have chosen to go far and we've chosen to go in partnership with the africans as we seek to address our common problem. so, thank you, and with that i welcome your questions or commends. >> thank you, general. [applause] >> if it's okay, i'll -- there's a handful of questions and then open it up to the audience and thank you for that comprehensive backdrop. one point you raised whi
out the rise of the soviet union and its intentions. president truman, my fellow missourian, and his staff glued together the containment strategy which stayed in effect through admiral -- excuse me, through general eisenhower's presidency and later until, as you know, the wall in berlin came tumbling down, and the soviet union imploded on itself. the strategy worked. after we get this solved, it's important that we glue together a national strategy. it's going to be different. there's not one single threat out there, but many. terrorism, force upon force, state against state challenges, and that's what we must do. and we must nurture those in the war colleges and in the state department who have that strategic vision, that ability to glue together a good strategy and make sure that it does come to pass. so i'm hopeful we can solve the problem, that the congress can come together as we did for many, many years in tough, tough, difficult choices. and if you watch the comedians from time to time, you will see larry the cable guy. and let me take a frame -- a phrase from him to the cong
for getting direct descendents of those born in the russian empire or in the soviet union, those who want to move to russia permanently and give up their original citizenship. at the same time, i think it is necessary to introduce harsh punishment for illegal migration for migration violations and i have sent my admittance to the state already. i wished deputies to adopt proposals and one more proposal. we still have this practice when citizens come to russia with their domestic passports. i think it is time now for all cis countries to get well-established and this kind of situations when people come to russia with their domestic passports, it is impossible to provide proper migration control so i think by 2015, all people should come to russia only with international passports, not their domestic passports. [applause] and i would ask the broadband service to discuss this issue with other cs countries. this is not to create difficulties for them. we need to provide assistance to them, financial and technical assistance to prepare the necessary forms. we should do the same thing that othe
the two newest states to the union, became like brothers, and that is the truth. so, mr. president, it's really a shame that dan isn't with us anymore. he was never afraid to speak out against discrimination nation and was an important advocate for hawaiians and a asia pacific islanders. and he was chair of a committee, it wasn't a committee many people knew much about. senator inouye made it a powerful committee. he traveled the country, receiving all the accolades from these tribes who had never been recognized, never had someone became that are advocate, and he was. he put indian affairs on the half. served as chairman of the commerce committee, the appropriations committee. president pro tem of the senate. the first chair of the committee on intelligence, serve on the watergate committee and iran-contra affair. i repeat, mr. president, this man has been one of the greatest senators in the history of this great country. he had a deserved reputation as a bipartisan bridge-builder. he always put his country first. and his party second. in 1968, senator inouye gave a memorable key note
the union and he knew ultimately it could not be a slave country that allowed slavery. now i know you have your revisionists and people quibble. i don't have time to pick all that land out of everything. lincoln preserved the union. frederick douglass you mentioned. i also have a portrait of him and i've had that portrait sunday -- since i won on the court a little over two decades ago. i'm a big fan of frederick douglass. what courage it took for him, a freed slave, to cite the declaration of independence, not something that is foreign to this nation but the founding document of this nation. he cited that is exhibit a in what was wrong with slavery. exhibit a. he did need to go to another, any other shores or any other ideology. it was our founding ideology. how can you be inherently equal and have slavery? how can you be free and enslaved another? he understood that. so we fought a great war. we go to gettysburg and what does he say? it's up to us, to make it all worthwhile. we are the living. we have the opportunity, finite amount of time to make it work. i hear people, you disagree w
all children in connecticut and in every single state in this union. and i would hope as we debate those solutions that we really do act in a union the united states of america. once again our sympathy and condolences, and i yield the floor to these very able senators. the presiding officer: the senator from new york. mrs. gillibrand: thank you madam chairwoman for your leadership on this essential bill. i can't thank you enough for your tenacity and determination to meet the needs of so many affected families in our states. i also want to thank senator landrieu for her leadership to help craft this bill that way that has transparency and accountability and to learn from the mistakes of the past with hurricane katrina. she's worked overtime to make this bill a reality and i want to thank her. of course i want to thank my colleague, senator schumer for his extraordinary leadership. senator menendez and senator lautenberg on behalf of their state, it makes a huge difference. but i do want to start with senator mikulski went off in recognition to senator blumenthal. during the holiday
, and those in union city, new jersey, who have, you know, electorally expressed themselves via the democratic party. that goes to who engaged them when they showed up, and cultivated their political activity and included them in the political activity that was going on at that time no those communities. there's a lot to be said in in cycle and going forward as part of a broader koa litionz, and one -- coalition, and one that i heard time and time again, and republicans love to go back to the reagan quote. the national polls this year should not give you comfort. it's, you know, two-thirds support for abortion, and 60% support for the affordable care act. the -- about 59% for same-sex marriage. this is among hispanics in the national exit poll. that doesn't sound socially conservative to me. >> no. >> and so also, the question, it becomes, and this is more for the people who -- i'm not a -- dangerous thing to say, but the hispanic millennials more like millennials or hispanic millennials like traditional hispanics exist? >> save that thought. dig peeper, and sorry to put you on the spot on thi
new embassies in the former soviet union and the bulkans. this led to difficulties that took years to correct. the state department budget is a popular target for cuts. in recent years, we avoided the decline that the state department suffered in the 1990s. it's still possible to vote on indiscriminate proposals showing little understanding of the contributions of the state department to the safety and prosperity of the country. diplomacy is not a luxury. it is essential to american national security especially in a ere era of terrorism. i look forward to a discussion with the witnesses, and i thank the chair. >> senator lugar, thank you very much. if i can ask the committee, i'll take a moment. i will not ask questions and yield my time so others have more time because i took longer with the opening, but i just want to say a special thank you, it's the committee's last hearing this session, and whether you served as chairman or ranking member, dick, you've been just an extraordinary influence on all of us. i know the lug garnishtive anonymous with bipartisanship and foreign policy
, guest worker part of it, there's going to be debate in the democratic party. there's unions not in favor of the guest worker program. they will have a party debate about these things. this will take awhile. there's no magic solution to this. i believe we can do it. >> what is the likelihood that congress passed, the president signed, some pathway to citizenship for current illegals? >> more than 50/50. i hope i'm not overly optimistic about it, but i believe that portions of reform can be dealt with quicker than others, but for the good of the country, we will have dealt with the issue and moved on. >> i brought an old friend. >> oh, yeah. >> from 2006 when you were florida's innovative ideas for florida's future, and one that i think you're talking about, the one you talk about, the promises we have to make to people is life without -- you said that you favored life without exception for sexual predators. you -- one of issues you talked about is human trafficking sexual exploitation of the chirch. why is the united states so slow to act on the issue? >> hard to believe we have a domesti
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